Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Letter to the Editor

Volume 15, Number 5, May 2023, pages 279-281

The Contribution of COVID-19 to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome-Related Mortality in the United States


Table 1. ARDS-Related Mortality and the United States Population, 2015 - 2020
ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome.
ARDS-related mortality9,86610,97110,58410,82810,48251,184


Table 2. Number and Percentage of Decedents With a Diagnosis of ARDS Among Decedents With COVID-19, Stratified by the Department of HHS Region
HHS regionNumber (%) of ARDS diagnoses among decedents with COVID-19
aThe parenthesized acronyms within each HHS region represent the states in that region. ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome; COVID-19: coronavirus disease 2019; HHS: Health and Human Services; AL: Alabama; AK: Alaska; AZ: Arizona; AR: Arkansas: CA: California; CO: Colorado; CT: Connecticut; DE: Delaware; FL: Florida; GA: Georgia; HI: Hawaii; ID: Idaho; IL: Illinois; IN: Indiana; IA: Iowa; KS: Kansas; KY: Kentucky; LA: Louisiana; ME: Maine; MD: Maryland; MA: Massachusetts; MI: Michigan; MN: Minnesota; MS: Mississippi; MO: Missouri; MT: Montana; NE: Nebraska; NV: Nevada; NH: New Hampshire; NJ: New Jersey; NM: New Mexico; NY: New York; NC: North Carolina; ND: North Dakota; OH: Ohio; OK: Oklahoma; OR: Oregon; PA: Pennsylvania; RI: Rhode Island; SC: South Carolina; SD: South Dakota; TN: Tennessee; TX: Texas; UT: Utah; VT: Vermont; VA: Virginia; WA: Washington; WV: West Virginia; WI: Wisconsin; WY: Wyoming; DC: District of Columbia.
HHS region #1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)a1,613/19,725 (8.2)
HHS region #2 (NJ, NY)9,112/56,707 (16.1)
HHS region #3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)3,620/34,918 (10.4)
HHS region #4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)6,406/70,574 (9.1)
HHS region #5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)4,793/66,484 (7.2)
HHS region #6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)5,728/52,638 (10.9)
HHS region #7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)1,510/18,521 (8.2)
HHS region #8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)1,718/11,281 (15.2)
HHS region #9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV)6,197/46,549 (13.3)
HHS region #10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)909/7,139 (12.7)